For this post, I will share 4 simple art and craft projects which my kids made some time before vacation, one was Angel’s school project, two were from Sunday School class and one is an edible craft.
1. Picture Story
|ParadiZoo Picture Story|
What we did first was think of the different animals that she saw and what she did in Paradizoo.
Then, it’s time to write the story and draw. I am not good at drawing and Angel needs help in doing that, too. It’s really wonderful that Google help is available. We searched online for simple how-to-draw tutorials of the different animals. And so even five-year old Angel did well in drawing. I’m sure your little kids can do a similar picture story, too.
Look at her finished Paradizoo picture story project above.
2. Paper mosaic
My kids have made mosaic projects before. You can find the bean mosaic and eggshell mosaic by clicking their respective links. This rooster paper mosaic was their project in Sunday School class. Their lesson was about the story of Peter when the rooster crowed after he denied Jesus three times.
To do this project, just find an outline picture of a rooster, then cut different colored papers into little squares, or circles if you like using a puncher. Then, brush liquid glue on the picture and stick the little squares on it.
3. Love and Obey Bookmark
This art project was also from Sunday School class. I think their lesson was about loving and obeying God, thus they were asked to design a simple bookmark with the quote “To love means to obey.”
They simply used color pens and crayons to draw their design on white cardboard. Then, they punched a hole on one end and attached a ribbon.
4. Ballerina Pop
This is an edible craft that Janel saw two girls make on You Tube and she told me that she wanted to do the same. I told her to look for what she needed in our baking supplies. She needed marshmallows, sprinkles, melted chocolate, toothpick and paper cup liner. She was happy to find what she needed. The only difference was that we had dark chocolate instead of white chocolate. Actually, I like dark chocolate because it is healthier and I’m trying to influence my kids’ taste buds to like it, too.
To make these ballerina pops, put one small marshmallow through the toothpick, then put the paper cup liner on top of the marshmallow. Add another marshmallow but don’t let the toothpick come out on top. Melt some chocolate, and dip the top marshmallow in it. Add some sprinkles on top to finish.
Janel made several ballerina pops and served them to her siblings and me. Yummy! Thanks Janel.
That’s it for this blog post. I hope you enjoy doing this with your kids, too.